Ritesh Agarwal Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Ritesh Agarwal Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Ritesh Agarwal Biography

Ritesh Agarwal is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms, one of the world’s largest hotel chains. Born on November 16, 1993, in Bissamcuttack, Odisha, Ritesh showed an early interest in technology and business. He dropped out of college to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams and launched OYO Rooms in 2013. Under his leadership, OYO rapidly expanded across India and into international markets, transforming budget accommodation with a standardized experience. Ritesh’s innovative approach and determination have earned him numerous accolades, including a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, making him a prominent figure in the global startup ecosystem.

General Information About Famous Businesman Ritesh Agarwal

Full NameRitesh Agarwal
NicknameRitesh
ProfessionEntrepreneur, CEO
Date of BirthNovember 16, 1993
Current Age30 years, 7 months, 5 days
WifeGeetansha Sood
NationalityIndian

Ritesh Agarwal Personal Journey

YearAgeEventDetails
201218Started business career with Oravel StaysA budget accommodation portal.
201218Received grantReceived a grant of Rs 30 lakh for Oravel Stays.
201319Launched OYO RoomsTransformed Oravel Stays into OYO Rooms, focusing on standardized budget accommodation.

Ritesh Agarwal Education

Level of EducationInstitutionDetails
Secondary EducationSt. John’s Senior Secondary SchoolGraduated from St. John’s Senior Secondary School in Odisha.
Higher Education (Briefly)College in DelhiMoved to Delhi for college but dropped out soon after to focus on his entrepreneurial ventures.
FellowshipThiel FellowshipBecame the first Indian to be selected for the Thiel Fellowship in 2013.

Ritesh Agarwal Favorite

CategoryFavourite
FoodBiryani
Actor/ActressShah Rukh Khan
MusiciansA. R. Rahman
Song“Kun Faya Kun” from Rockstar
Book“The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries
HobbiesTraveling, Reading
Films3 Idiots
ColourBlue
PerfumeNot publicly disclosed
DirectorRajkumar Hirani
Holiday DestinationsParis, New York
LikesInnovation, Technology, Startups

Ritesh Agarwal Relationship Journey

AffairNot Known
MarriageGeetansha Sood

Ritesh Agarwal Career Journey

YearEventDetails
2011Started “Oravel Stays”Founded Oravel Stays, an Airbnb equivalent.
2012Joined Venture Nursery accelerator programOYO went through the accelerator program Venture Nursery in 2012.
2013Awarded Thiel FellowshipWon the Thiel Fellowship in 2013, receiving a grant of $100,000.
2013Company rebranded as “OYO Rooms”Launched as OYO Rooms in May 2013.
2018Raised $1 billion in fundingCompany raised $1 billion by September 2018.
2019Increased stake in OYOPurchased $2 billion in shares, tripling his stake in July 2019.
2023Featured in Shark Tank IndiaBecame the youngest Shark to be featured in Shark Tank India in 2023.

Ritesh Agarwal Career Statistics

AgeNet WorthOYO RevenueRecognition
27$1.1 billion₹132 billionRecognized as the second youngest self-made billionaire in the world.
(as of 2020)(as of 2020)Featured in Forbes “30 Under 30” list of global achievers.

Ritesh Agarwal Income

YearNet WorthOYO ValuationAchievement
2020₹8,000 crore₹74,000 croreFirst Indian resident to win the Thiel Fellowship

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